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Our People

Resourceful Expertise. Enduring Relationships.

The continued success of our business is built on the commitment and strong long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. This starts at all levels of our own organisation, led with our CEO in a top down approach.

Rob Blenkinship

Chief Executive Officer

Rob is a founding Director of CGH Group, founded as CoreStaff in 2008. He has over 25yrs experience leading recruitment and human resource companies.

CGH Group has grown under his guidance from one branch in Darwin, Northern Territory  to 18+ Australia wide. This growth is a result of Robs service orientated strategy. He believes in the importance of building long lasting and trusted client relationships and delivering on promised capabilities.

Michael Bridge


Michael brings decades of commercial and operations experience from the aviation and tourism industry. He was instrumental in the growth of the Airnorth group. A small charter firm which grew to Australia’s second oldest, continuously operating airline brand, with revenues exceeding $110M per annum.

He has sat on numerous Boards including Australia Super- Aviation Division, Northern Territory Tourist Commission and The Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Michael has been awarded for his innovation in management, and his work in bringing together numerous industry associations.  He is currently Chairman and Shareholder of CGH Group Pty Ltd,

Rob Oliver

Chief Financial Officer

Rob is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources and automobile industry. A qualified CPA, he has a proven track record of managing businesses through financial cycles, tracking cash flows and analysing financial strengths and weaknesses.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Curtin University. He is a strong finance professional skilled in Budgeting, Cash Flow, Business Planning, Internal Audit, and Operations Management.

Nathan Hunter

Chief Operating Officer

Nathan has extensive experience working in branch and senior management, business development and account management roles. His experience ranges across the spectrum of recruitment and HR consulting services, from labour hire to executive search.

Nathan has a breadth of knowledge managing multi-site, multi-service line businesses across a large range of industry sectors. He brings particular strength in the mining and construction sectors, leading the negotiation of a number of enterprise agreements.

Since joining CGH Group he has worked in several roles including General Manager QLD for CoreStaff, Director of Beilby Recruitment, Group General Manager Sales & Marketing and now Chief Operating Officer supporting all 4 CGH Group brands.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources.

George Pragassen

Chief Information Officer

George recently joined the CGH Group in this newly created executive role. He is charged with the Group’s Technology Strategy and Operations, continuing CGH’s delivery of high quality, end to end recruitment and human resource services to its staff, clients and candidates.

George has a wealth of knowledge and experience previously leading the technology evolution for large global recruitment organisations. He has spent close to 20 years delivering customer-driven technology solutions and operational efficiencies. His proven track record of utilising innovation and emerging technologies is a great asset to our team.

George has a Bachelor of Business, Information and Technology Management from the University of Sydney.

Karen Cole

Group Training and Compliance Manager

Karen has been with CGH since 2009 progressing through roles from Recruitment Consultant to Operations Manager with CoreStaff and now Group Training and Compliance Manager. She has extensive knowledge of the ISO accreditation process and system and is responsible for monitoring and improving the Groups compliance.

Karen is a well-articulated communicator ensuring employees understand business policies, relevant statutory and legislative requirements and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out all work-related tasks.

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts; Communications and Asian studies from University of NSW.

Ben Jensen

Group People and Safety Manager

Ben is an experienced Human Resources professional with a background in manufacturing, supply chain, resources, engineering and construction industries. He has specialised in global resourcing, talent management and employer branding initiatives and has accreditations in psychometric and ability assessment tools, a Business Management degree and a Masters of Employment Law.

Ben has developed his industry specific safety expertise throughout his career by obtaining certificates in workplace health and safety, workplace rehabilitation, a mining supervisor safety certificate, pursuing and achieving National Safety Council manufacturing awards, as well as facilitating safety culture programs and zero harm workshops for frontline leaders.